Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Persimmon Pullover
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Superwash Merino
Pattern Number: L0177

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE: XS, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished Bust 33 (36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51) in. (84 (91.5, 99, 106.5, 114.5, 122, 129.5) cm) Finished Length 20 (20, 21, 21, 21, 22, 22) in. (51 (51, 53.5, 53.5, 53.5, 56, 56) cm)
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

486-114 LB Collection Superwash Merino Yarn: Cayenne

Rusty orange-red


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 27.00
Alternative Quantity: 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
16 sts + 7 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Shell Pattern When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
BPDC (back post double crochet) Yo, insert hook from back to front then to back, around post of st, draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.

Skip the st in front of the BPDC.

FPDC (front post double crochet) Yo, insert hook from front to back then to front, around post of st, draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.

Skip the st behind the FPDC.
Fsc (foundation single crochet) Start with a slip knot, ch 2, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, draw up a loop (base ch), yo, draw through 1 loop, yo and draw through 2 loops (1 sc with base ch at bottom).

Work next st under loops of the base ch.

*Insert hook under 2 loops at bottom of the previous st, draw up a loop, yo and draw through 1 loop, yo and draw through 2 loops; rep from * for length of foundation.
Fsc Increase (foundation single crochet increase) Insert hook under front 2 loops of st just made, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 1 loop on hook, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, rep as for Fsc for length of increase.
Inc V-st (Inc V-stitch) Dc in indicated st or ch-sp, (ch 1, dc in same st or ch-sp) 5 times.
rev sc (reverse single crochet) Single crochet worked from left to right.

Insert hook into next stitch to the right (left), under loop on hook, and draw up a loop.

Yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.
Note: Work rev sc from right to left if you are a left handed crocheter.
sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook - 1 st decreased.
Shell (Shell stitch) (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in indicated st or ch-sp.

Note: For Half-Shell work 3 dc in same st or ch-sp.
V-st (V-stitch) (Dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st or ch-sp.

NOTES:
1.

Pullover is worked from the top down.
2.

Rows/rnds of V-sts (dc, ch 1, dc) are worked alternately with rows/rnds of Shells (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc).

V-sts are worked into every ch-1 sp of previous rows/rnds (including the ch-1 sps between Shells).

Shells are worked into the ch-1 sp of every other V-st of previous rows/rnds, every other V-st is skipped.
3.

Increases are used to shape the raglan armholes.

Markers are placed at front and back of each armhole (in ch-1 sps) to mark where raglan increases (Inc V-st) are worked.

Move the markers up as each row is worked.
4.

Work is divided at the underarms, then body and sleeves are worked separately in the rnd.
5.

Read through instructions carefully before beginning, making note of specific instructions for your size.


INSTRUCTIONS



YOKE/BODY
ALL SIZES
Fsc 37 (37, 37, 37, 43, 43, 43).

Turn Foundation so that sc edge is on top and work Row 1 across the sc edge.
Row 1 (WS): Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1 here and throughout), dc in first sc, (ch 1, dc in same sc) 4 times (Inc V-st made), place marker (pm) in center ch-1 sp of Inc V-st for front raglan armhole, sk next 2 sc, V-st in next sc, sk next 2 sc, Inc V-st in next sc, pm in center ch-1 sp of Inc V-st for back raglan armhole, (sk next 2 sc, V-st in next sc) 7 (7, 7, 7, 9, 9, 9) times, sk next 2 sc, Inc V-st in next sc, pm in center ch-1 sp of Inc V-st for back raglan armhole, sk next 2 sc, V-st in next sc, sk next 2 sc, Inc V-st in last sc, pm in center ch-1 sp of Inc V-st for front raglan armhole - 9 (9, 9, 9, 11, 11, 11) V-sts, and 4 Inc V-sts at the end of this row.
Note: Move markers up to ch-1 sp as each row is worked.
Row 2 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), turn, 2 dc in first ch-1 sp (Half- Shell made), ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, *Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp; rep from * across to turning ch-sp, 3 dc in turning ch-sp (Half-Shell made) - 13 (13, 13, 13, 14, 14, 14) Shells and 1 Half-Shell at each end.



Sizes XS (S) ONLY
Row 3: Ch 4, turn, dc in first dc (V-st made), V-st in each ch-1 sp across, V-st in top of turning ch - 29 V-sts.
Row 4: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in first ch-1 sp, ch 1, *sk next ch-1 sp, Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * across to last 2 ch-1 sps, sk next ch-1 sp, 3 dc in ch-sp - 13 Shells, and 1 Half-Shell at each end.
Row 5 (Raglan Increase): Ch 4, turn, dc in first dc, *V-st in each ch-1 sp to next marker, Inc V-st in marked ch-1 sp; rep from * 3 more times, V-st in each ch-1 sp across, V-st in top of turning ch - 25 V-sts and 4 Inc V-sts at the end of this row.
Row 6 (Neck Increase): Ch 3, turn, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in first ch-1 sp (first Shell made), ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, *Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp; rep from * across to turning ch-sp, Shell in turning ch-sp - 23 Shells.
Row 7: Rep Row 3 - 47 V-sts.
Row 8: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in first ch-1 sp, ch 1, Shell in next ch-1 sp, *sk next ch-1 sp, Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * across to turning ch-sp, 3 dc in turning ch-sp - 23 Shells and 1 Half-Shell at each end.
Row 9 (Raglan Increase): Rep Row 5 - 45 V-sts and 4 Inc V-sts.
Row 10: Rep Row 4 - 31 Shells and 1 Half-Shell at each end.
Row 11: Ch 4, turn, dc in first dc, sk next 2 dc, V-st in each ch-1 sp across, V-st in top of turning ch - 65 V-sts.
Row 12 (Neck Increase): Rep Row 6 - 33 Shells.
Row 13: Rep Row 7 - 67 V-sts.



Sizes M (L) ONLY
Row 3 (Raglan Increase): Ch 4, turn, dc in first dc, *V-st in each ch-1 sp to next marker, Inc V-st in marked ch-sp; rep from * 3 more times, V-st in each ch-1 sp across, V-st in top of turning ch - 25 V-sts and 4 Inc V-sts at the end of this row.
Row 4: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in first ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, *Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp; rep from * across to turning ch sp, 3 dc in turning ch-sp - 21 Shells, and 1 Half-Shell at each end.
Row 5: Ch 4, turn, dc in first dc, V-st in each ch-1 sp across, V-st in top of turning ch - 45 V-sts at the end of this row.
Row 6 (Neck Increase): Ch 3, turn, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in first ch-1 sp (first Shell made), ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, *Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp; rep from * across to turning ch-sp, Shell in turning ch-sp - 23 Shells.
Row 7: Rep Row 3 - 43 V-sts and 4 Inc V-sts at the end of this row.
Row 8: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in first ch-1 sp, ch 1, Shell in next ch-1 sp, *sk next ch-1 sp, Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * across to turning ch-sp, 3 dc in turning ch-sp - 31 Shells and 1 Half-Shell at each end.
Row 9: Rep Row 5 - 65 V-sts at the end of Row 9.
Row 10: Rep Row 4 - 31 Shells and 1 Half-Shell at each end.
Row 11 (Raglan Increase): Rep Row 3 - 61 V-sts and 4 Inc V-sts.
Row 12 (Neck Increase): Rep Row 6 - 41 Shells.
Row 13: Rep Row 5 - 83 V-sts.
Join at Front Neck
Rnd 14 (RS): Rep Row 8; join with sl st in top of beg ch-3 - 41 Shells and 1 Half-Shell at each end.

Fasten off.
With WS facing, join yarn at 2nd marker from center of front (back of right sleeve), to beg working across back.
Rnd 15: Ch 3, turn, V-st in each ch-1 sp to center front join, V-st in sp between Half-Shells at join, V-st in each ch-1 sp around, dc in same sp as turning ch, sc in top of turning ch to complete last V-st - 84 V-sts.



Size 1X ONLY
Row 3 (Raglan Increase): Ch 4, turn, dc in first dc, *V-st in each ch-1 sp to next marker, Inc V-st in marked ch-sp; rep from * 3 more times, V-st in each ch-1 sp across, V-st in top of turning ch - 27 V-sts and 4 Inc V-sts.
Row 4 (Neck Increase): Ch 3, turn, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in first ch-1 sp (first Shell made), ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, *Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp; rep from * across to turning ch-sp, Shell in turning ch-sp - 24 Shells.
Row 5: Ch 4, turn, dc in first dc, V-st in each ch-1 sp across, V-st in top of turning ch - 49 V-sts.
Row 6: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in first ch-1 sp, ch 1, Shell in next ch-1 sp, *sk next ch-1 sp, Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * across to turning ch-sp, 3 dc in turning ch-sp - 24 Shells and 1 Half-Shell at each end.
Row 7 (Raglan Increase): Ch 4, turn, dc in first dc, *V-st in each ch-1 sp to next marker, Inc V-st in marked ch-sp; rep from * 3 more times, V-st in each ch-1 sp across, V-st in top of turning ch - 47 V-sts, and 4 Inc V-sts.
Row 8: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in first ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, *Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp; rep from * across to turning ch-sp, 3 dc in turning ch-sp - 32 Shells and 1 Half-Shell at each end.
Row 9: Rep Row 5 - 67 V-sts.
Row 10 (Neck Increase): Rep Row 4 - 34 Shells.
Row 11 (Raglan Increase): Rep Row 3 - 65 V-sts, and 4 Inc V-sts.
Row 12: Rep Row 6 - 42 Shells, and 1 Half-Shell at each end.
Row 13: Rep Row 9 - 87 V-sts.



Sizes 2X (3X) ONLY
Row 3 (Raglan Increase): Ch 4, turn, dc in first dc, *V-st in each ch-1 sp to next marker, Inc V-st in marked ch-sp; rep from * 3 more times, V-st in each ch-1 sp across, V-st in top of turning ch - 27 V-sts and 4 Inc V-sts.
Row 4 (Neck Increase): Ch 3, turn, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in first ch-1 sp (first Shell made), ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, *Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp; rep from * across to turning ch-sp, Shell in turning ch-sp - 24 Shells.
Row 5 (Raglan Increase): Rep Row 3 - 45 V-sts and 4 Inc V-sts at the end of this row.
Row 6: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in first ch-1 sp, ch 1, Shell in next ch-1 sp, *sk next ch-1 sp, Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * across to turning ch-sp, 3 dc in turning ch-sp - 32 Shells, and 1 Half-Shell at each end.
Row 7: Ch 4, turn, dc in first dc, V-st in each ch-1 sp across, V-st in top of turning ch - 67 V-sts.
Row 8: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in first ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, *Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp; rep from * across to turning ch sp, 3 dc in turning ch-sp - 32 Shells, and 1 Half-Shell at each end.
Row 9 (Raglan Increase): Rep Row 3 - 63 V-sts, and 4 Inc V-sts.
Row 10 (Neck Increase): Rep Row 4 - 42 Shells.
Row 11: Rep Row 7 - 85 V-sts.
Row 12: Rep Row 6 - 42 Shells and 1 Half-Shell at each end.
Row 13 (Raglan Increase): Rep Row 5 - 83 V-sts, and 4 Inc V-sts.
Row 14: Rep Row 8 - 50 Shells, and 1 Half-Shell at each end.
Row 15: Rep Row 7 - 103 V-sts.



Sizes 1X (2X, 3X) ONLY
Join at Front Neck
Rnd 14 (16, 16) (RS): Rep Row 4, Fsc Increase 1; join with sl st in top of beg ch-3 - 44 (52, 52) Shells.
Fasten off.
With WS facing, join yarn at 2nd marker from center of front (back of right sleeve), to beg working across back.
Rnd 15 (17, 17): Ch 3, turn, V-st in each ch-1 sp across to Fsc Increase, V-st in Fsc Increase, V-st in each ch-1 sp around, dc in same sp as turning ch, sc in top of turning ch to complete last V-st - 88 (104, 104) V-sts.



Sizes XS (S) ONLY
Join at Front Neck and Divide for Armholes
Rnd 14 (RS): Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in first ch-1 sp, ch 1, *(Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp) to marker, Shell in marked ch-1 sp, Fsc Increase 1 (7) for underarm foundation, sk next 13 V-sts for sleeve, Shell in next marked ch-1 sp, sk next ch-1 sp; rep from * once more, Shell in next ch-1 sp, (sk next ch-1 sp, Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to turning ch-sp, 3 dc in turning ch-sp; join with sl st in top of beg ch-3.
Fasten off.
With WS facing, join yarn at 2nd marker from center of front (back of right sleeve), to beg working across back.
Rnd 15: Ch 3, turn, *V-st in each ch-1 sp to underarm Fsc Increase, V-st in next sc, (sk next 2 sc, V-st in next sc) 0 (2) times*, V-st in each ch-1 sp across front to join at center front, V-st in sp between Half-Shells of neck join; rep from * to *, dc in same sp as turning ch, sc in top of turning ch to complete last V-st - 44 (48) V-sts.



Sizes M (L, 1X, 2X, 3X) ONLY
Divide for Armholes
Rnd 16 (16, 16, 18, 18) (RS): Ch 3, turn, dc in same sp as turning ch, *Fsc Increase 1 (7, 7, 1, 7) for underarm, sk next 17 (17, 17, 21, 21) V-sts for sleeve, Shell in next marked st, (sk next ch-1 sp, Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to next marker, Shell in marked ch-1 sp; rep from * once more, 2 dc in same sp as turning ch, sc in top of turning ch to complete last Shell - 26 (26, 28, 32, 32) Shells and 2 underarm foundations at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 17 (17, 17, 19, 19): Ch 3, turn, *V-st in each ch-1 sp to underarm Fsc Increase, V-st in next sc, (sk next 2 sc, V-st in next sc) 0 (2, 2, 0, 2) times; rep from * once more, V-st in next ch-1 sp, dc in same sp as turning ch, sc in top of turning ch to complete last V-st - 52 (56, 60, 64, 68) V-sts at the end of this rnd.



All Sizes
Next Rnd (RS): Ch 3, turn, dc in same sp as turning ch, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, Shell in next ch-1 space; rep from * across to last ch-sp, ch 1, sk last ch-1 sp, 2 dc in same sp as turning ch, sc in top of turning ch to complete last Shell - 22 (24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34) Shells.
Next Rnd: Ch 3, turn, *V-st in next ch-1 sp between Shells, V-st in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across to last ch-sp between Shells, V-st in last ch-1 sp between Shells, dc in same ch-sp as turning ch, sc in top of turning ch to complete last V-st - 44 (48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68) V-sts.
Rep last 2 rnds 6 more times, end with a WS rnd.



Bottom Band
Sizes XS (S) ONLY
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), turn, hdc in last dc of first V-st, FPDC around each dc of next V-st, *(hdc in next dc, hdc in ch-1 sp, hdc in next dc), FPDC around each of next 2 dc; rep from * 20 (22) more times, hdc in same sp as turning ch, sl st in top of turning ch - 110 (120) sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, turn, sk first hdc, hdc in next hdc, *BPDC around each of next 2 dc, hdc in next 3 hdc; rep from * to last 3 sts, BPDC around each of next 2 dc, hdc in last hdc; join with sl st in top of turning ch.
Rnd 3: Ch 2, turn, sk first hdc, hdc in next hdc, *FPDC around each of next 2 dc, hdc in next 3 hdc; rep from * to last 3 sts, FPDC around each of next 2 dc, hdc in last hdc; join with sl st in top of turning ch.
Rnds 4-7: Rep Rnds 2 and 3 twice.
Rnd 8 (Increase): Ch 2, turn, sk first hdc, hdc in next hdc, *BPDC around next dc, (BPDC, hdc) in next dc, hdc in next 3 hdc; rep from * to last 3 sts, BPDC around next dc, (BPDC, hdc) in next dc, hdc in last hdc, sl st in top of turning ch - 132 (144) sts.
Rnd 9: Ch 2, turn, sk first hdc, hdc in next 2 hdc, *FPDC around next 2 dc, hdc in next 4 hdc; rep from * to last 3 sts, FPDC around each of next 2 dc, hdc in last hdc; join with sl st in top of turning ch.
Rnd 10: Ch 2, turn, sk first hdc, hdc in next hdc, *BPDC around each of next 2 dc, hdc in next 4 hdc; rep from * to last 4 sts, BPDC around each of next 2 dc, hdc in last 2 hdc; join with sl st in top of turning ch.
Rnds 11-13: Rep Rnds 9 and 10 once, then Rnd 9 once more.

Fasten off.



Sizes M (L, 1X, 2X, 3X) ONLY
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), turn, hdc in last dc of first V-st, FPDC around each dc of next V-st, (hdc in next dc, hdc in ch-1 sp, hdc in next dc, FPDC around each of next 2 dc) 6 times, (hdc in next dc, 2 hdc in ch-1 sp, hdc in next dc, FPDC around next 2 dc) 1 (2, 4, 4, 6) time(s), (hdc in next dc, hdc in ch-1 sp, hdc in next dc, FPDC around each of next 2 dc) 12 (12, 11, 12, 11) times, (hdc in next dc, 2 hdc in ch-1 sp, hdc in next dc, FPDC around each of next 2 dc) 1 (2, 4, 4, 6) time(s), (hdc in next dc, hdc in ch-1 sp, hdc in next dc, FPDC around each of next 2 dc) 5 (5, 4, 5, 4) times, hdc in same sp as turning ch, sl st in top of turning ch - 132 (144, 158, 168, 182) sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, turn, sk first hdc, hdc in next hdc, (BPDC around each of next 2 dc, hdc in next 3 hdc) 5 (5, 4, 5, 4) times, (BPDC around each of next 2 dc, hdc in next 4 hdc) 1 (2, 4, 4, 6) time(s), (BPDC around each of next 2 dc, hdc in next 3 hdc) 12 (12, 11, 12, 11) times, (BPDC around each of next 2 dc, hdc in next 4 hdc) 1 (2, 4, 4, 6) time(s), (BPDC around each of next 2 dc, hdc in next 3 hdc) 6 times, BPDC around each of next 2 dc, hdc in last hdc; join with sl st in top of turning ch.
Rnd 3: Ch 2, turn, sk first hdc, hdc in next hdc, (FPDC around each of next 2 dc, hdc in next 3 hdc) 6 times, (FPDC around each of next 2 dc, hdc in next 4 hdc) 1 (2, 4, 4, 6) time(s), (FPDC around each of next 2 dc, hdc in next 3 hdc) 12 (12, 11, 12, 11) times, (FPDC around next 2 dc, hdc in next 4 hdc) 1 (2, 4, 4, 6) time(s), (FPDC around each of next 2 dc, hdc in next 3 hdc) 5 (5, 4, 5, 4) times FPDC around each of next 2 dc, hdc in last hdc; join with sl st in top of turning ch.
Rnds 4-7: Rep Rnds 2 and 3 twice.
Rnd 8 (Increase): Ch 2, turn, sk first hdc, hdc in next hdc, *BPDC around next dc, (BPDC, hdc) in next dc, hdc in next 3 hdc*; rep from * to * 4 (4, 3, 4, 3) more times, (BPDC around each of next 2 dc, hdc in next 4 hdc) 1 (2, 4, 4, 6) time(s), rep from * to * 12 (12, 11, 12, 11) times, (BPDC around each of next 2 dc, hdc in next 4 hdc) 1 (2, 4, 4, 6) time(s), rep from * to * 6 times, BPDC around next dc, (BPDC, hdc) in next dc, hdc in last hdc, sl st in top of turning ch - 156 (168, 180, 192, 204) sts.
Rnd 9: Ch 2, turn, sk first hdc, hdc in next 2 hdc, *FPDC around each of next 2 dc, hdc in next 4 hdc; rep from * to last 3 sts, FPDC around each of next 2 dc, hdc in last hdc; join with sl st in top of turning ch.
Rnd 10: Ch 2, turn, sk first hdc, hdc in next hdc, *BPDC around each of next 2 dc, hdc in next 4 hdc; rep from * to last 4 sts, BPDC around each of next 2 dc, hdc in last 2 hdc; join with sl st in top of turning ch.
Rnds 11-13: Rep Rnds 9 and 10 once, then Rnd 9 once more.

Fasten off.



SLEEVES (make 2)
With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in dc row edge just after underarm Fsc, to work across skipped V-sts of armhole.
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 3, dc in same row edge, ch 1, (sk next ch-1 sp, Shell in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 6 (6, 8, 8, 8, 10, 10) times, sk next ch-1 sp, Shell in row edge of Shell just before underarm Fsc, ch 1, (sk next 3 ch of underarm Fsc, Shell in next ch, ch 1, sk rem 3 ch of underarm Fsc) 0 (1, 0, 1, 1, 0, 1) time(s), 2 dc in same row edge as turning ch, sc in top of turning ch to complete last Shell - 8 (9, 10, 11, 11, 12, 13) Shells.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, turn, V-st in each ch-1 sp around, dc in same ch-sp as turning ch, sc in top of turning ch to complete last V-st - 16 (18, 20, 22, 22, 24, 26) V-sts.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in same sp as turning ch, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, Shell in next ch-1 space; rep from * around to last ch-sp, ch 1, sk last ch-1 sp, 2 dc in same sp as turning ch, sc in top of turning ch to complete last Shell.
Rnds 4-10: Rep Rnds 2 and 3 three more times, then rep Rnd 2 once more.
Rnd 11: Ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), turn, hdc in last dc of first V-st, FPDC in each dc of next V-st, *(hdc in next dc, hdc in ch-1 sp, hdc in next dc), FPDC in next 2 dc; rep from * 6 (7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11) more times, hdc in same sp as turning ch, sl st in top of turning ch - 40 (45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70) sts.
Rnd 12: Ch 2, turn, sk first hdc, hdc in next hdc, *BPDC around each of next 2 dc, hdc in next 3 hdc; rep from * to last 3 sts, BPDC around next 2 dc, hdc in last hdc; join with sl st in top of turning ch.
Rnd 13: Ch 2, turn, sk first hdc, hdc in next hdc, *FPDC around each of next 2 dc, hdc in next 3 hdc; rep from * to last 3 sts, FPDC around each of next 2 dc, hdc in last hdc; join with sl st in top of turning ch.
Rnds 14-17: Rep Rnds 12 and 13 twice.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Neck Edging
Note: To keep edging neat, work sc under 2 strands only at end of dc rows.
With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in center ch of neck Foundation.
Rnd 1 (RS): Work 92 (92, 92, 92, 98, 106, 106) sc evenly spaced around neck edge; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2 (RS): Do not turn, work rev sc from left to right, ch 1, *rev sc in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
tr = treble (triple) crochet
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
Pm = place marker
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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